THOLAC—2.1

…And I’m back! Welcome to Outpost Dire, home to the shared Dire Universe of epic, grimdark fantasy, military sci-fi, thrillers, and more! Let’s dive right in.

It’s official. The second draft for THOLAC is underway. I just finished with chapter 3, so I’m roughly 3% of the way done. Of course, this is going by the total number of chapters rather than word count. If by word count, then I’m 4.76% done. Not much difference. And yes, that’s not the first chapter in the book, but I typically write and edit differently than most writers.

I’m notoriously anti main character (MC), but THOLAC is different in this regard. I set out to write this book like my fantasy series, with many characters but no MC. What I ended up with was several minor and supporting characters around the MC. And you know what? I find that I’m okay with that. It’s always good to try something new.

That said, my minor and supporting characters need a lot of work, so that’s what I’m focusing on in the second draft, primarily Amice, Maro’s bounty hunter partner. She’s integral to the plot and to the MC, so I need to make her narration strong. So, I decided to start with her. I’m still struggling to find her unique tone, but it’ll come with time. I’ll try to post more as I write, stir up some traffic to this site, and garner attention on works I already have out. We’ll see.

That’s it for this round, short and sweet. I shall return…

If you enjoyed this content, check out my books, The Bearer of SecretsMark of the ProfaneThe Demon’s FateThe Dark Portal, and For Heathens of Heaven on Amazon. All works are available on Kindle Unlimited, eBook, and print. Reviews can be found on Goodreads and Amazon.

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